About the Event
Two wonderful soloists will sing Italian love duets at the beautiful St. Mark’s English Church in Florence!
Saint Mark's Anglican Church was established in 1881, constructed within a Neo‐Renaissance Medici Palace once owned by Machiavelli. Rather austere in its exterior appearance, the church delights the eye with its rich interior. Ornate Venetian lamps and brass decorations hang from the archway before the grand white marble altar.
Today, the church is an indispensable part of Florence’s cultural life, and a fitting tribute to Italy's national appreciation of arts and culture. It houses an opera company that regularly stages highly popular performances within the church. To see opera and listen to classical music in this church is a unique experience, as its stucture allows the viewers to sit close to the artists, and enjoy the magical atmosphere almost as if they were part of the show.
The program includes duets from Italian operas including La Traviata, La Boheme, and Madame Butterfly, as well as Neapolitan love songs.
- Puccini, Giacomo – Tosca > Vissi d’arte, Tosca
- Puccini, Giacomo – Un bel dì vedremo, Madama Butterfly
- Verdi, Giuseppe – La Traviata > Libiam nei lieti calici, La Traviata
- Di Capua, Eduardo – O sole mio
- Denza, Luigi – Funiculì Funiculà
- Leoncavallo, Ruggero – Mattinata
4.9 of 5
Brilliant Performers and Performance. A well organised event. Amazing.
Absolutely LOVE the concerts and the concerts are a great part of my Florence visit every year. The singers, setting and all are wonderful.
Excellent singers , pianist and choice of music. Sorry it had to end
It was excellent. The performers were top notch professionals of superb quality. Could not have been better. Really connected with the audience. It was a perfect night to end our stay in Florence. We enjoyed it very much
As close as you can get to the artists. Well prepared and great rendition of some all‐time favourites. Highly recommendable to people who can appreciate the art of opera!
An excellent performance, not to be missed. It was one of the very best things we did in Florence!
Excellent performance. Setting was fantastic and blended well with the performance We had front row seats and felt like we were part of the performance
Without a doubt the highlight of my Florence visit and I had MANY highlights! What makes this experience so special is the close proximity to such accomplished performers and the intimacy of the venue. Highly recommended!
We thoroughly enjoyed the performance. St. Mark’s church was quaint was charming and the opera singers were amazing. I enjoyed the narration of the story behind each aria by Franz Rossi the pianist and organizer of the event. I was also was also touched that the proceeds of concert supports AMALA a charity project for children in South India.
My friend and I had a wonderful evening enjoying the music and singing in such a lovely setting. Thank you for helping to make this visit to Florence so me memorable.
Lovely evening, and a good programme.
The singers were great, the pianist was wonderful. The whole event was just a very charming evening. Would highly recommend this to everyone.
As a San Francisco‐based tour operator, I regularly bring our groups to St.Mark’s for the “Love Duets” program! Very popular! The performers are outstanding; Franz is brilliant at the piano, and we so appreciate the fees support such a worthy cause. We will be back! Highly recommend!
A lovely evening. Felt very intimate and unpretentious. We really enjoyed the performances